This summer has been extremely busy working with my own Theatre company HandMade Theatre on a new show 'Flying The Nest'. We have had Arts Council funding to work with a new team of talented performers and musicians to devise a completely original work inspired by British Birds. My role as Creative Director of the company includes research, development, design and documentation.
As a designer this is a fantastic opportunity to have a huge influence on the development of a new narrative and really imbed elements of design into the fabric of the finished piece. Many rehearsals have included experimenting with materials, props and puppets in conjunction with dramatic exploration of movement and text.
Here is a lovely photo of some of the costumes sand puppets so far.